Photosource: https://thevillagereporter.com/minneapolis-police-station-torched-amid-george-floyd-protest/ Reading through all of the protest and riot news today, two things are stuck in my mind. One is how it appears those who want to start race wars and create anarchy are highjacking peaceful protests. The other is what one person said, “The fires are necessary.” This has left me confused and… Continue reading “The Fires are Necessary”
Month: May 2020
Long Hard Day
It has been a long hard day! The weather was fantastic for yard work—not too hot, not too cold, which I why it was a long hard day. I started off by cutting back the irises that were spent, along with other deadheading and weed pulling in the front flower garden. Did the same for… Continue reading Long Hard Day
A Day to Say His Name
George Floyd Say Their Names Breonna Taylor Eric Garner Michael Brown Ahmad Arbery Bettie Jones Michael Lee Marshall Rayshaun Cole Trayvon Martin Michael Brown Sean Reed Tamir Rice Keith McLeod Felix Kumi Sandra Bland Jonathan Sanders Kevin Higgenbotham John Crawford And so many others.
As a white person, I am well aware of the privilege afforded to me due to the color of my skin. As white man, I am well aware of the deference given to me even when I haven’t asked for it. As a gay white man, I am well aware of the danger I might… Continue reading Hoodie Guilt
Not Too Proud to Dumpster Dive
Yesterday during our evening dog walk, we saw sod piled up at a couple of houses. To me, that was a treasure chest in the making. We made it a point to say we’d have to check to see if there were any leftovers today. When I went to pick up dinner today, I saw… Continue reading Not Too Proud to Dumpster Dive
Middle and High School in the Fall
Returning to school in the fall has been on my mind, a lot. We are in the era of the unknown, and trying to plan for the unknown. No one seems to know, understandably, how to plan for in returning to school. Should it be the return of what we had before? Should we just… Continue reading Middle and High School in the Fall
It is Memorial Day
Thank you to all who have served in the Armed Services and defended our freedoms and way of life. We honor you, and your families, for your sacrifice.
New Kitchen Toys
This morning I found a new blog to follow, The Prairie Homestead (https://www.theprairiehomestead.com). I was looking for a vegetable stock recipe I could make and then can. While I was fortunate to find a recipe I liked on the above website, unfortunately I also found out one must can it with a pressure cooker. Of… Continue reading New Kitchen Toys
Ever So Much Closer
I’m not sure if you will remember, but about two years ago I made a statement, and a commitment to myself, to write a book. It was at a time where I was feeling a little lost, well, maybe a lot lost, feeling without a purpose in my life. While in New York City for… Continue reading Ever So Much Closer
Want to Earn a Bazillion Bucks?
I sure wish I was good at the new coding. There is a need for an app right now that would earn someone a bazillion bucks if they got it right and got it out fast. As the country begins to open up, people are by nature, going to want to go to a movie,… Continue reading Want to Earn a Bazillion Bucks?